Fountain Court Chambers

Richard Coleman QC

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Practice Areas

Richard Coleman QC’s practice spans commercial dispute resolution, banking, financial services, administrative and public law and professional discipline. Often instructed in some of the most significant disputes in these areas, such as the FCA’s test-case concerning COVID-19 related business interruption insurance claims; the Ingenious litigation concerning advice and lending provided by banks in relation to film schemes promoted to investors on the basis that they would have tax advantages; disciplinary proceedings brought by the SRA against Baker McKenzie and others in respect of the handling of a complaint; the Bank Charges litigation concerning whether charges levied on current account customers whose account goes overdrawn may be assessed for fairness under the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations; the PPI judicial review concerning the guidance issued by the FSA in respect of the mis-selling of PPI; the FCA’s investigation into LIBOR manipulation; the mis-selling of interest rate hedging products. He frequently advises on the FCA’s duties and powers and on solicitors’ obligations under the Code of Conduct.


Call 1994; QC 2012; Attorney General’s A Panel 2007-12; Called New York Bar 1995.

Professional Memberships

Commercial Bar Association.


Contributor to Law of Bank Payments (Brindle and Cox, 5th ed.)